Hurricanes defeat Blackhawks in shootout for fifth straight victory


CHICAGOWarren Foegele had a goal and an assist in his return from NHL COVID-19 protocol, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout at United Center on Tuesday.

James Reimer made 30 saves through overtime and three more on three attempts in the shootout for the Hurricanes (6-1-0), who extended their winning streak to five. Andrei Svechnikov scored the first goal of the game and the only goal in the shootout.

Foegele was placed in the protocol Jan. 19, when the Hurricanes also shut down their practice facility.

Jordan Staal had two assists for Carolina, which will play against Chicago again here Thursday.

Alex DeBrincat and Dominik Kubalik each had two assists for Chicago (3-4-4). Kevin Lankinen made 38 saves and two more in the shootout. DeBrincat had missed the previous four games after being placed in protocol Jan. 25.

Staal sent a one-handed backhand pass across the slot to Svechnikov, who scored a tap-in goal at the left post for a 1-0 lead at 3:51 of the first period.

Staal then sent a loose puck in the slot to Foegele, who scored his first goal of the season to make it 2-0 at 14:56.

Philipp Kurashev made it 2-1 at 17:48 when he scored a tap-in goal on the power play at the left post. 

Patrick Kane tied it 2-2 with 18 seconds remaining in the second period from the high slot. With his goal, Kane (394 goals, 639 assists) moved into a tie with Doug Weight (275 goals, 755 assists) for sixth place on the NHL’s all-time points list among U.S.-born players with 1,033 points.

Nino Niederreiter‘s shot went off Connor Murphy to Vincent Trocheck, who fired a shot from the bottom of the right face-off circle to make it 3-2 at 6:50 of the third period.

Dylan Strome then tied it 3-3 at 13:21 with a shot from in front of the net.

Forwards Jordan Martinook and Teuvo Teravainen and defenseman Jaccob Slavin also returned for Carolina after being placed in the protocol Jan. 19.

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